You may feel like what someone in authority is asking for, is unfair! In fact, it not only infringes on your rights as a Christian – it tramples on them!
It happened to Jesus… The collectors of the temple tax approached Peter and said, “Does your teacher not pay the tax?” Peter apparently was not sure if Jesus had, but he answered to the best of his ability, “Yes.” Later Jesus approached Peter, asked about the encounter, and explained why he believed He (and his followers) should not have to pay the tax… But then he added… “However, NOT TO GIVE OFFENSE TO THEM, go to the sea and cast a hook and take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth you will find a shekel. Take that and give it to them for me and for yourself.” (From Matthew 17:24-27 ESV)
You may think a request (or a requirement) placed upon you as a Christian by someone in authority is unfair – it tramples on your rights. And the fact is, you don’t really have the resources to do what is being asked of you (and shouldn’t have to do it)! … Remember, your testimony as a Christian is greater than the issue of your “rights!” And also remember, God is able to supply your need (even miraculously, as he did in this instance) if your desire is to please and honor Him!